Junior Backend Engineer

Job description

About GRID esports:

At GRID esports we are building a data-ecosystem specifically designed for the esports industry. The GRID platform is designed to allow games publishers, teams and leagues to leverage official data assets through both B2B and fan-facing channels and does so through the use of specialised technological approaches to building real-time esports data processing systems.

The Wroclaw Team is looking to expand (remote also possible) through the hiring of an experienced and passionate backend engineer, someone who loves working with the team to find elegant solutions to difficult problems.


Reporting directly to the team’s Technical Lead, your responsibilities will include:


  • Striving to build out the company's technical vision using sophisticated and modern software
    engineering approaches
  • Helping to shape GRID's technological landscape together with experienced colleagues
  • Clearly communicating technical approaches with technical teams as well as the wider
    business
  • Taking pride in building stable, scalable and well-tested software services
  • Improving and building upon existing solutions, taking a proactive approach to continuous
    system improvement

Job requirements

  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced software startup that has incredible potential
  • A passion for software engineering who loves writing clean, well-tested code and pays close attention to small details
  • Knowledge and experience from working hands on with either Kotlin or Golang (ideally both) and one or more of the following languages: C++, C, C#, Java 

  • An understanding of event-based and streaming architecture patterns and related tooling and techniques

  • A thorough approach to writing well-tested software with a measure-everything mentality
  • Good communication skills, especially when working with remote teams 
  • Enthusiasm for working in a Lean, fully Agile environment
  • Experience building distributed systems using RabbitMQ, Kafka is a bonus 
  • An understanding of one or more of the following topics is a bonus: Event Sourcing, Domain Driven Design, Containerisation
  • A proven ability to design practical, well thought-through APIs for both internal and external use is a bonus
  • Previous experience working with cloud-native technologies including containerisation (Docker), databases (Cassandra, Kafka) and orchestration (Kubernetes) is a bonus
  • Experience working with large datasets stored in relational databases and key-value stores is a bonus
  • Experience of reverse engineering systems and working with games engines is a bonus

What you will receive from us:

  • A great company culture, working with international colleagues who are passionate about what they do just as much as you are
  • The ability to see the impact of your work from day 1, solve problems and see what you build put to immediate use
  • Help create something new in an expanding niche, enhance your personal and development goals
  • Flexible schedule that respects your health and time
  • Ability to self express and the freedom to work independently
  • After work game sessions
  • Learn from your intelligent and experienced teammates
  • Opportunity to travel
  • An environment where people love building quality software and want to discuss in depth the approaches that allow us to do so
  • An open-to-improvement mentality where contribution from anyone is welcome
  • A yearly development budget to use for conferences and courses
  • Plenty of opportunities to work on new and exciting greenfield projects